Neuro: having to do with nerves
Muscular: having to do with muscles
Dentistry: having to do with teeth
Based on this simple definition, you can assume that neuromuscular dentistry is the treatment of nerves and muscles that are associated with the teeth. By medical definition, neuromuscular dentistry is the science of treating conditions in which all components of the oral system, from nerves, to muscles, to teeth, to TMJ joints, are factors. Dr. Tracy has extensive training and experience in the field of neuromuscular dentistry and can use her expertise to diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatment.
Dr. Tracy Davidian uses neuromuscular dentistry to unveil what’s causing your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction and comes up with a solution to help you overcome your pain and restore comfort and full functionality to your daily life and activities.
If you suffer from TMJ dysfunction, it’s likely that you experience at least one of the following symptoms:
• Popping or clicking jaw joints
• Jaw and/or mouth pain
• Incomplete range of motion in jaw and/or neck joints
• Chronic headaches
• Bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching)
• Neck, shoulder, and lower back pain
• Tingling in the hands and feet